NASA chief Charlie Bolden met with a handful of former Apollo astronauts today to talk about resolving misunderstandings about ownership of flight mementos and other space program artifacts.
Among them: Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan, Charlie Duke and Rusty Schweickart.
"These are American heroes, fellow astronauts, and personal friends who have acted in good faith, and we have committed to work together to find the right policy and legal paths forward to address outstanding ownership questions," Bolden said in a NASA statement.
"I believe there have been fundamental misunderstandings and unclear policies regarding items from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs, and NASA appreciates the position of the astronauts, museums, learning institutions and others who have these historic artifacts in personal and private collections."
The issue has been a hot topic this week. Check out the story here about NASA blocking Lovell's attempt to sell a checklist from the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. Click HERE